Bridge in Quang Nam shortens travel time between Da Nang and Tam Ky.
The Cua Dai Bridge spanning the Thu Bon River and a coastal road in the central province of Quang Nam was put into service on March 27 in the presence of National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung.
Construction began in August 2009 at a cost of VND3.45 trillion ($155.25 million).
The bridge, measuring 25.5 m in width and 1.48 km in length, links Hoi An with Duy Xuyen and Thang Binh districts.
The 24.5 km coastal road runs from Duy Xuyen district to Tam Ky city and was built at a cost of VND1.44 trillion ($64.8 million).
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Mr. Hung said the bridge and the road are of special significance for local socioeconomic development.
He urged Quang Nam to make full use of its advantages to boost its maritime economy and build high-tech, environmentally-friendly agricultural practices while upgrading its transport infrastructure to attract more investors.
Mr. Dinh Van Thu, Chairman of the Provincial People’s Committee, said the projects help to shorten the time to travel between Tam Ky and Da Nang and eases traffic congestion on National Highway No. 1A.
The bridge is also expected to facilitate the use of 40,000 ha of uncultivated land in the province’s southeastern region and support another project on natural disaster adaptation, he said.